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 JK Rowling: was recently attacked online following a blog posting where she compared extreme nationalists to Death Eaters, supporters of the evil Voldemort in her Harry Potter series. Photograph: Ian West/PA

Scotland’s best known literary icon, the poet Robert Burns, would vote for independence in this week’s referendum, according to Alex Salmond, the nati(...)

When I was a little girl, in Dublin in the 1960s, a time when an awful lot of people still had Sunday shoes, and Sunday dinners, and rosary beads that(...)

Shantel Jackson: ex-fiancee of Floyd Mayweather jnr looks on as her attorney Gloria Allred holds up a photograph of the couple after announcing a lawsuit against the boxer for battery, assault, invasion of privacy, defamation and false imprisonment. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

As preparation for his rematch with Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather jnr has been practising a very pe(...)

Johnny Depp with Keira Knightly in Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t worry, Timmy. Screenwriter isn’t dead. It’s being sent to a nice farm in the country where it can play with the horses, roll in the sun and chew(...)

Company’s first foray into a film based on its own products - The Lego Movie - proved to be one of the year’s biggest box-office hits.

Lego has seized the crown as the world’s biggest toymaker by revenues from Mattel, as the Danish construction bricks prove more popular than Barbie.Bo(...)

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in ‘Boyhood’

As the closing credits for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood rolled, I remained motionless in my seat, elated but also filled with yearning and a sense o(...)

Minecraft has become one of the most popular computer games ever, selling more than 54m copies on PCs, consoles, smartphones and tablets.

Minecraft, one of the best-selling computer games, is teaming up with toymaker Lego in its biggest commercial partnership to date to release several s(...)

One of the literary world’s best kept secrets exploded into the headlines last summer, when it was inadvertently revealed that “Robert Galbraith”, (...)

Leap years: the transformation of Ellar Coltrane over the course of the 12-year shoot

Get ready for the most amazing experience you’ll ever have in a cinema. Seriously. Shot over 12 years, Richard Linklater’s time-lapse epic Boyhood is (...)

A few years ago celebrated fantasy writer Terry Pratchett declared BBC’s Doctor Who was ludicrously unrealistic and not real science fiction. Although(...)

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